Friday, August 17, 2012

Showering This Weekend!

Five wonderful women (and subsquently their husbands or soon-to-bes) are hosting us a green themed stock-the-bar shower complete with alcoholic cupcakes and BBQ. I am so excited!! Let's hope things don't get too crazy.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


{first bowl of pho at Nom Nom!}

Y'all. I have been so freakin' busy. Work has been crazy busy with this Hazop filling my days and wedding plans and recipe testing filling my nights (granted those are the best kind of problems!). Since I missed recapping the weekend - you get an almost full week of recap done via pictures. 

Lucky you.

{guys attempting eNOMous challenge}

{dinner wine pairing with fun label}

{obo squash straight from our garden}

{brussel sprouts}

{roasted chicken}


{wedding gifts on our doorstep!}

Friday, August 10, 2012


This weekend is all about getting our house under control! This is our last off weekend until the wedding so I fully intend on using every bit of time I have to making the best of it (which includes cleaning out the kitchen cabinets and organizing all of our cleaning supplies). Have a good one!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Whole Foods

While I never make it to Whole Foods, when I do, it feels like Christmas. Here are three things that tickled my fancy when I was last there that I just absolutely could not resist putting them in my shopping basket and taking them home in a Whole Foods paper bag. And heck, I just may be motivated to finally make Huynh a home-cooked Indian dinner to serve alongside some naan.

{shhh... don't tell my mother-in-law}

Monday, August 6, 2012

Weekend, recap

{honeymoon scrapbook stickers}

I had such a lovely kitchen shower held in The Woodlands this weekend! While my iPhone pics do not do it justice, we had delicious looking (and tasting) cookies coupled alongside some bubbly champagne. With the invitations, each guest received a blank recipe card to fill out and return to me which I filed away in my new recipe box - a wonderful gift from my sister - and then, to top it off, my nieces decorated my "throne" in which I sat to open up all of the lovely gifts we received from such wonderful women (I seriously could not be more blessed)!! Such a wonderful day!

{my new monogram}

{future homemaker in the making}

Friday, August 3, 2012

I love us, too

Huynh and I have a running list of all that has to be done in the month of August - I've become excellent at doing the "buy this" and "buy that" to-dos but the actual execution? Not so much. This weekend, however, that will change, so, here's to doing! Enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Glamour Living

In the August 2012 Glamour, Daphne Oz shared the most delicious (and perfect for summer) healthy meal. With summer wrapping up - I'm still having trouble grasping that idea - this may be the perfect way to end the season; just fire up the grill and you would be good to go!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Bachelorette Party Survival Kit

Knowing that us girls may need a little help to get us through the next morning after a night of frequent toasting, I put together these bachelorette party survival kits which I handed out before the big girl's night got underway. No bigger than the palm of your hand, I can say with upmost certainty that mine was used up before 9am on Sunday (and that's being generous). But honestly, how cute is that ultra-mini pack of orbit gum?